hypnotism

[ hip-nuh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈhɪp nəˌtɪz əm /

noun

the science dealing with the induction of hypnosis.
the act of hypnotizing.

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Origin of hypnotism

shortening of neuro-hypnotism, term introduced by British surgeon James Braid (1795–1860) in 1842; see hypnotic, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM hypnotism

hyp·no·tist, nounhyp·no·tis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypnotism

hypnotism
/ (ˈhɪpnəˌtɪzəm) /

noun

the scientific study and practice of hypnosis
the process of inducing hypnosis
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Medical definitions for hypnotism

hypnotism
[ hĭpnə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

The theory or practice of inducing hypnosis.
The act of inducing hypnosis.

Other words from hypnotism

hypno•tist n.
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